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Should I remove UpdateYeti?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,293
Reach 0.0144%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.51 days
598.92 days >
Average installed length: 314.69 days


2.0 98.23%
1.8.18 1.41%
1.6 0.35%


What is UpdateYeti?

Abelssoft UpdateYeti can scan your computer for installed software and is able to inform you about available updates and new program versions.


UpdateYeti is a software program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most common release is 2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named updateyeti.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 16.51 MB (17,308,060 bytes). The installed file AbUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 86% of users of UpdateYeti come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\UpdateYeti\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\UpdateYeti\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 16.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by UpdateYeti

Program executable:updateyeti.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\updateyeti\updateyeti.exe
Additional files:
  • UpdateYeti_2.0.0.0_ uy.exe - UpdateYeti (Abelssoft GmbH)
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "IWshRuntimeLibrary" importiert.
  • DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.v10.1.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v10.1.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.XtraEditors
  • DevExpress.XtraLayout.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraLayout
  • AbUpdateBugReporter.dll - AbUpdateBugReporter
  • DevExpress.XtraGrid.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraGrid
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbAffiliateWriter.exe - AbAffiliateWriter
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll - AbSettingsKeeper
  • DevExpress.Utils.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.Utils
  • AbFontInstaller.exe - AbFontInstaller
  • AbNewsletterAbo.dll - AbNewsletterAbo
  • DevExpress.Data.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.Data
  • GetDefaultIcons.dll (by A.F.C.C) - GetDefaultIcons
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbFlexTrans.dll (by unknown) - AbFlexTrans
  • AbInfoForms.dll - AbInfoForms
  • AbCommons.dll - AbCommons
  • Renderers.dll - Renderers
  • VistaApi.dll - Vista Api
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • UpdateYeti.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named UpdateYeti.
Startup File (User Run)
  • UpdateYeti.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'UpdateYeti' and executes as "C:\Program Files\UpdateYeti\UpdateYeti.exe" -minimized -delayed.

How do I remove UpdateYeti?

You can uninstall UpdateYeti from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program UpdateYeti, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove UpdateYeti.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.67%
Windows XP 11.66%
Windows 10 9.54%
Windows Vista 8.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.75%
Windows 7 Professional 10.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.45%
Windows 8 Pro 3.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.25% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 86.25%
  Austria 4.83%
  Switzerland 2.60%
  United States 1.49%
  Luxembourg 1.12%
  France 0.74%
  Spain 0.74%
  Thailand 0.37%
  Belgium 0.37%
  NG 0.37%
  Russia 0.37%
  Netherlands 0.37%
  Hungary 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 29.87%
Acer 17.53%
Dell 13.64%
Hewlett-Packard 8.44%
ASUS 5.19%
Samsung 3.25%
American Megatrends 1.95%
Toshiba 1.95%
Intel 1.30%
Lenovo 1.30%
Sahara 1.30%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.84%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 3.65%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.19%
ASUSTeK K73SV 2.19%
Medion E6222 2.19%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net


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